• August 2, 2021

We Spent N30.5bn Spent On COVID-19 Response Between April And July – FG

By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – In response to an inquiry by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)  for a breakdown of how it spent the N36.3 billion donations and fund received to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has disclosed that it spent N30.5 billion in response to COVID-19 between April and July 2020. 

According to the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, N30.5 billion, which represents about 84 percent of the total sum,  was spent within the stated period.

An expanded breakdown of the expenditure is as follows: Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 spent N22 billion, the 36 states spent a total of N7 billion, the Nigerian Air Force spent N877 million for the deployment of assets in support of COVID-19 operations, the Nigeria Police Force spent N500 million on Personal Protective Equipment, while about N18,000 was paid as bank charges.

Agenda Watchdog

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